Programs

Let’s Dance to a Performance

Elisa Monte Dance Does Brubeck
Enjoy a fun modern dance twist to the songs you know and love. Choreographer Tiffany Rea-Fisher shares some excerpts from her collaboration with Chris Brubeck’s band Triple Play.
All ages welcome and dancing along is encouraged.
Sunday, July 2, 2017 | 2 & 3pm | Ticketed*

Viva Mexico! A Bailar with Calpulli Mexican Dance Company
Join Calpulli Mexican Dance Company for an afternoon of performances and interactive workshops! Explore footwork (zapateado), skirtwork (faldeo), and other movement and rhythms from Mexico.
Sunday, July 9, 2017 | 2 & 3pm | Ticketed*

Dancing Classrooms Youth Dance Company
Young dancers from Dancing Classrooms famous ballroom in-school residencies make up the Dancing Classrooms Youth Dance Company. Performing in venues around the city and the world—these dancers bring their talents to the Children’s Museum. You’ll see a variety of dance styles including the Hustle, the Mambo and more! After the show, join these elegant young ladies and gentlemen for a dance.
Saturday, July 22, 2017 | 2 & 3pm | Ticketed*

Young Dancemakers Company
Young Dancemakers Company is a unique, free summer ensemble of NYC teens, creating their own original choreography and performing it in free touring concerts at prominent theaters city-wide. Join us for a special preview of their brand new works to go on tour throughput the city this summer 2017.
Sunday, July 23, 2017 | 2 & 3pm | Ticketed*

Ayazamana Dance Group
The Ayazamana Cultural Center and Dance Group is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote Ecuadorian culture. Ayazamana Dance Group will perform traditional dances from different regions of Ecuador—sharing with us greater access to Ecuadorian culture through music and dance.
Sunday, August 20, 2017 | 2 & 3pm | Ticketed*

 

*Due to limited space, this free event requires tickets for entry. Pick up your tickets in the lobby one hour before the event.

 

Funding for these programs is made possible with public funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the NYS Council for the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support comes from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund and Jody and John Arnhold.

Let’s Dance with the Experts

Weekly Thursday workshops invite you to explore dances that span across a multitude of styles and time periods through interactive workshops with dance teaching artists and dance educators.

AlphaKey Club™ presents BOLD Creative Movement
Through creative movement and dance, participants will learn to be BOLD and dance BOLDLY! AlphaKey Club™ focuses on sharing a messages of empathy, confidence and commitment utilizing dance as a new alphabet!
Thursday, July 6, 2017 | 2 & 3pm| Ticketed*

Dance Discovery with Broadway performer Angel Reed
Dance with us in a creative and exploratory environment set to live music with Angel Reed. Angel debuted in the original cast of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages, where she was nominated for an Astaire Award for Best Female Dancer.
Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 2 and 3pm| Ticketed*

Dance Around the world with Stephanie Marrow
Stephanie takes you dancing ‘around the world’ through different styles of movement with DanceFit! Learn how to get fit, stay healthy, and engage in some dance-based games that will take you from the U.S.A, to the Caribbean, all the way to India!
Thursday, July 20, 2017 | 2 & 3pm| Ticketed*

Dancing together with Dionne Kamara
Dance teaching artist Dionne Kamara provides dancers of all ages with the tools to enable them to dance with freedom, creativity and strength. Join Dionne as she introduces you to a variety of dances from folk dance to the BrainDance with music by African diasporan percussionist Hasan Bakr.
August 3, 2017 | 2 & 3pm| All ages | Ticketed*

Hip-hop Dance Party with Neil Fernando
Dance teaching artist and choreographer Neil Fernando uses pop music, hip-hop and funk to get the whole family movin’ and groov’n. Neil has worked with major music groups like the Village People and is on the board of Jersey City Ballet.
Thursday, August, 10, 2017| 2 & 3pm | All ages| Ticketed*

African Diasporic Dance Maxine Montilus
Maxine Montilus shares traditional dances of Haiti, including Ibo, Nago and more!
Thursday, August 17, 2017| 2 & 3pm | All ages| Ticketed*

*Due to limited space, this free event requires tickets for entry. Pick up your tickets in the lobby one hour before the event.

 

Funding for these programs is made possible with public funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services, the NYS Council for the Arts and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support comes from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund and Jody and John Arnhold.

Annual Gala 2017

On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan will host our annual, adults-only fundraising event celebrating a year’s worth of joyful environments and programs that promote fun and learning here at the Museum and throughout New York City!

Proceeds from this event help fund the programs and services we deliver to 350,000 people each year at the Museum and through outreach programs at schools, libraries, homeless shelters, Head Start centers and hospitals. We look forward to enjoying this celebratory evening with you and other friends of the Museum.

If you are interested in joining the event committee or sponsoring this event, please contact Associate Director of Individual Giving Melissa DeCesare at mdecesare@cmom.org, or 212-721-1223 x235.